- Code INTR8072
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Department of International Relations
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject International Relations
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Maria Fleurdelis Tanyag
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2020
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All activities that form part of this course will be delivered remotely in Sem 2 2020.
This course draws on social science generally and International Relations more specifically to provide students with the skills to evaluate and construct claims and arguments and to develop work that is methodologically sound. While recognising that particular epistemologies can favour particular modes of analysis and data gathering, the course also explains how methods for generating research findings can then be open to multiple strategies for analysis. It examines approaches to research design, qualitative and quantitative methods of data gathering, forms of measurement, and modes of analysis and synthesis of research results. The course is not designed as a methods course in the abstract. Rather it is designed to enhance students’ capacity to deal with the design and methodological challenges of their thesis research.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate a sound knowledge and a critical understanding of the practice and challenges of research design and methods
- Identify and critically engage with methods of investigation, data gathering and analysis
- Apply that knowledge to the development of a research proposal and plan
- Communicate their critical understanding of research design and methods in a clear and concise way through assignments and class participation
The course is conducted through seminars with an emphasis on interactive teaching aimed at engaging all students in active participation.
- Please note that this assessment is indicative only. The actual assessment for the course is provided in the Class Summary prior to the commencement of the semester in which the course is being conducted and may differ from this assessment. (null) [LO null]
- Short Essay (15) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Long Essay (50) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Take-Home Exam (35) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
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Approximately 130 hours comprising seminars as well as associated preparation, independent study, and assessment time.
Please note this is a general guide, averaged over the semester and the final hours ultimately depend on the individual's ability in reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
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- 6 units
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